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Seven Fined From Yesterday's Fracas

Seven people are a little poorer today. MLB today announced fines for four Dodgers and three Phillies involved in the Sunday fracas that drew both dugouts onto the field in Game 3.

Those fined:

* LA pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who threw the brush back pitch that ignited the mayhem

* Manny Ramirez, who needed a small army to hold him back from lunging at anybody in red

* J.C. Romero, a Philadelphia reliever who (I'm guessing) must have mixed it up more than the others. (A nice show of fortitude for a bullpen man, whose involvement in these things are normally just for show.)

* Shane Victorino, the Philadelphia outfielder who was almost hit by the Kuroda pitch.

* And coaches Larry Bowa (LA), Mariano Duncan (LA), and Davey Lopes (Phi). It's worth noting that Bowa once managed the Phillies, Duncan once played for the Phillies and Lopes had a decorated career with the Dodgers.

MLB did not disclose the dollar amounts of the fines.

By Chico Harlan  |  October 13, 2008; 7:13 PM ET
 
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Comments

Thanks for the update Chico, I wasn't sure if anyone from MLB noticed the brawl. The umps certainly ignored it.

Posted by: NattyDelite! | October 13, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

The hometown call from Philly was hilarious and entertaining.
Larry Andersen, a Philly announcer and former MLB reliever, played for close to every team in the league and probably played alongside Bowa at one time or another. During the scuffle, he pointed out that Bowa was in the middle of it running his mouth. Andersen, in a very sarcastic tone, said something to the effect of "Yeah, Larry Bowa is down there trying to get in the middle of it, as usual, jawing with Davey Lopes. Too bad for Bowa his bark is a lot worse than his bite."
I wish I knew more of their history. Something tells me these two don't like each other. Perhaps Bowa had a bit of success off Andersen in their playing days? Perhaps Bowa made enemies with Andersen during his managing days in Philly a few years back? Bowa wasn't the nicest guy to the media in those days.
Chico - maybe you can look into this further?

Posted by: PhilliePhan | October 14, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

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